Relief for Struggling Restaurants: CARES Act 2020 On March 27, 2020, the federal CARES Act was passed to help address the unprecedented public health and economic crisis related to COVID-19. The law provides $300+ billion for Small Business Administration (SBA) loan guarantees and subsidies for small businesses, including restaurants. The CARES Act amends the Small Business Act,
These challenging times require all of us to come together and do what’s right for our communities. We are all taking steps to help each other, and we as a business are doing everything we can to support the fragile restaurant community across the country. For 36 years, Rewards Network has proudly been the largest network
During this challenging time, our hearts go out to everyone affected personally and professionally by COVID-19. We all must do our part to take care of each other, and for all of us at Rewards Network, that centers on the restaurant community. For 36 years, we’ve proudly been the largest network of small independent restaurants
The rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has already had a severe impact on the food industry. As a business owner, it’s important to have a plan in place to encourage sales during these unpredictable times. Download this free e-tool to learn innovative ideas and tips that can help you navigate this unsettling industry landscape.
Hiring a seasoned photographer and food stylist can put a huge dent in your budget. Fortunately, with today’s technology and phone cameras, restaurant owners have the ability to take their own professional-looking photos. We’ve assembled 20 tips on how to take top-notch photographs of your delicious dishes, unique beverages, and amazing space, including: What lighting
There’s nothing like a summer night filled with great people, delicious food, and cool drinks. But what happens when your restaurant isn’t just competing with neighboring establishments for summertime diners, but also with guests’ own backyards? Here are some suggestions for restaurant owners looking to lure customers away from at-home barbeques and into their establishments.
Season change means more than just one more (or one less) outer layer for your restaurant. It can have a profound effect on your sales, good or bad. Are you ready for what next season will bring? Whether your restaurant is getting ready for snow drifts or the busiest summer season yet, being prepared is
On average, three out of every four employees in your restaurant won’t be with you this time next year. And it’s going to cost you big. Do you have the extra money to lose when employees leave? In our brand-new eBook, we walk through how to forecast your restaurant labor costs accurately, and then pinpoint
Historically, August is a rough month for restaurant sales. And for the past few years, we’ve been on a rollercoaster, seeing higher sales that are driven not by traffic, but by increases in check size. With same store sales trending down, heading into an August slump can be nerve-racking. Experts say restaurants have two strong
Email marketing continues to be one of the best ways restaurants can market to customers. It is generally cheaper than print advertising, whose effectiveness has waned considerably in recent years. And while social media advertising can still be an important aspect of your online marketing, it’s important to remember not all consumers are active users